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loyalty, 365.

Tod, ex-Governor, of Ohio, nominated
for Secretary of the Treasury, and
declines, 380.

Treasury notes, did not circulate as
money, 296.

Treasury of the United States the
creation of Mr. Hamilton ; no writ-
ten history of; its expansiveness,
285 ; three frauds upon, and their
detection, 287-294 ; frauds upon by
the warrant clerk of the secretary,
347-351 ; the end of the dishonest
clerk, 352.

" Trent affair," history of, 132 ; fortu-
nate conclusion of, 146 ; Great
Britain's action upon it, 169.

Trumbull, Senator Lyman, a teller dur-
ing count of electoral vote in Feb-
ruary, 1861, 43.



Tyler, ex -President John, president
of Peace Conference, 24 ; enforces
rights of Northern members, 26 ;
suppresses an altercation and re-
stores order in the excited Confer-
ence, 55 ; instead of calling on Mr.
Lincoln, sends a note of inquiry
when he would receive the Confer-
ence Mr. Lincoln's prompt reply,

Tyler, General, commands right wing
at the Monocacy, 393 ; goes to the
assistance of Colonel Brown at the
bridge; assists in holding it until
Wallace's army has passed ; is then
surrounded by Confederates, but es-
capes, 897 et seq.

Yallandigham, Clement L., introduces
resolution in House of Representa-
tives opposing surrender of Mason
and Slidell, 138.

Van Brunt, Captain, commands the
Minnesota when attacked by the
Merrimac, 224; his joy at the ar-
rival of the Monitor; informs Cap-
tain Wordeu that the Merrimac will
probably attack at daylight, 228.

Vermont regiments : First Regiment,
Colonel Phelps, tendered to the
President, April 16th, 107; objects
to Belgian discarded muskets, 151 ;
applies for Enfield rifles, 152; how
it got them, 153 ; its colonel com-
mended by General Scott, who or-
ders regiment to Fortress Monroe,

Vermont Tenth Regiment holds the
left of Union line in the battle of
the Monocacy ; its desperate fight-
ing, 394 et seq.

Virginia : invites a Peace Conference
of the states on the 4th of Febru-
ary, 19; her delegates assume its
control, 24; Gurowski's opinion of
the mother of Presidents, 27; to
provide forces to seize the Capitol,
36 ; one of her members proposes
" to have some music " before count
of electoral vote, 42; influence of
Lee family in, 101 ; rumors that
Virginia has seceded, April 18th,
114; threatens Harper's Ferry, 116.

Volunteers: antagonism of regular
service to, 149-167, 169-171.

Wadsworth, James S., a leading Re-
publican, 30; his criticism on Gu-
rowski's speech, 31.

Wallace, General Lew.: General Grant's
opinion of the battle of the Monoc-
acy, 390; prepares to check the
Confederate advance, 391 ; is rein-
forced by Ricketts with a part of
the Sixth Corps, 392 ; forms his
line of battle on the Monocacy, 393
et seq. ; fights the battle, 394 et seq. ;
orders retreat, 896 ; his opinion of
Colonel Henry, of the Tenth Ver-
mont, 400; his resistance on the
Monocacy saves Washington from
capture, 390 et seq.; with the Sixth
Corps saves Washington from cap-
ture, 424.

Wallach, ex-Mayor, introduces Walker
Lewis, a colored man, to the regis-
ter, 158.

Washburn, Elihu B., a teller during
count of electoral vote in February,
1861, 43; with Mr. Seward takes
charge of Mr. Lincoln's journey
through Baltimore to the Capitol,
64; they attend him to Willard's
Hotel on the early morning of Feb-
ruary 23d, 65.

Washington city: isolated from the
loyal states in April, 1861, 115;
rumors of rebel attacks, 117; dis-
appearance of the " Plug-Uglies,"
129; its condition and defences
well known to General Lee in 1864,
386 ; Early's campaign against, in
1864, 387 et seq.; not supposed by
its citizens to be in danger, 404;
saved from capture by the battle of
the Monocacy and ar ri val of the Sixth
Corps, 424 ; no dismay or consterna-
tion there on account of General
Early, 426.

Webster, Daniel : President Lincoln's
story of his boyhood, 333.

Welles, Gideon, nominated Secretary
of the Navy, 104; congratulates
Captain Wilkes on the capture of
Mason and Slidell, 135; his report
to Congress on the capture, 186;
his claim that he favored and Sec-
retary Seward first opposed the sur-
render, 147 ; this claim unfounded,
148 ; an early friend of armored
vessels, 213.



Wilkes, Captain : his capture of Mason
and Slidell on the Trent, 1 34 ; se-
cures the thanks of the House of
Representatives, 135; his capture
without instructions, 136 ; Lord Rus-
sell demands his dismissal from the
navy, 137.

Winslow, Corning, & Griswold, joint-
contractors with C. S. Bushnell to
build the Monitor, 216.

Wood, Fernando, mayor of New York :
his distress over the charge of Judge
Smalley; his apology to Senator
Toombs for not interfering with the
police for want of power, 48, 49.

Wool, General John E., heads the call
in Troy to promote enlistments, April
15th, 107.

Worden, Captain John S. : President
Lincoln appoints him to command
the Monitor, 220; the President's
confidence in him, 221 ; his prompt
attack on the Merrimac, 224 ; his
high praise from Captain Fox, 225 ;

boards the Monitor at Washington
Navy-yard ; his wounds ; affection
of his men, 226 ; the first naval
officer to volunteer for the Mon-
itor ; his energy hastens her com-
pletion, 228 ; his description of the
fight with the Merrimac; points
out where the Monitor was weak,
227-231; his first inquiry when,
after his injury, he recovered con-
sciousness, 233 ; Captain Fox as-
cribes the victory of the ^Monitor to
Captain Worden, 234.
Wynne, Dr. James : his escape from
New York ; his exaggerated reports
of the loyalty of the North, and
danger to persons and property of
Southerners ; escapes across the
Potomac, 118.

Zollicoffer, F. K., a member of the
Conference from Tennessee ; cor-
dially received by Mr. Lincoln,


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